The FLOVAC® disposable containers are used for the collection of organic fluids in suction and have been designed and manufactured for applications of “high flow and high vacuum” (EN ISO 10079-3). This system mixes simplicity and practicality, guaranteeing great safety from contamination for operators, for the suction plants and for the environment, thanks to the use of the latest manufacturing technologies and of absolutely reliable materials. The containers are made in three sizes (1, 2, and 3 liters), to be used according to the effective requirements about the volumes expected to be suctioned, and they are manufactured in two distinct versions:

LINER VERSION: made by a reusable support rigid container and a disposable collection system, consisting of a resistant bag hermetically welded to the cover;

CANISTER VERSION: fully disposable system consisting of a rigid container and a lid to be hermetically coupled before the start of the suction.

Both versions show differentiated connecting ports for connecting the collection container with the suction line, with the patient and, if necessary, with another container to increase the suctioned fluid capacity (TANDEM port).

The FLOVAC® system is the result of twenty years of flow-meter experience in the production of disposable devices for the collection of suctioned fluids and get the most important characteristics in its special hydrophobic filter GORE™ Medical Membrane. This filter protects the vacuum generating devices or the centralized suction plant from contamination, as it performs the function of overflow valve, turning off the suction when wetted by the fluid reaching the maximum level of container filling. To complete the FLOVAC® range flow-meter has designed the configuration with mechanical overflow valve and antibacterial filter, available both for LINER and for CANISTER versions. This construction has its best use in applications when high suction flows are required and in conditions of abundant nebulisation of the suctioned fluids. The lid keeps space for all the connection ports, easily identifiable and not exchangeable each other: the VACUUM port, connected to the suction, the PATIENT port having a removable elbow connector to get larger port diameter and allowing suction of fluids containing also small parts of organic material, and the TANDEM port, for the connection in cascade of two or more identical devices to increase the collection capacity. Two plugs placed on the lid allow the hermetic seal of the PATIENT and TANDEM ports, while, always integrated in the cover, a handle facilitates the LINER removal from the support jar, as well as simplifies the transport of the container. The lid hermetic seal makes the use and disposal particularly hygienic, simple and safe, both for the patient and for the staff involved with the removal and replacement of the LINERS and CANISTERS. The FLOVAC® system includes a wide and complete range of accessories. For any additional information, refer to the specific product catalogues.


Lid material

HDPE (high density polyethylene)

Overflow valve

Hydrophobic filter GORE® Microfiltration Media for Surgical Suction with antibacterial, antiviral and NO-SMOKE® protection or mechanical overflow valve with antibacterial filter


Conic connector, female


Ø 14.0 ÷ 15.5 mm
(Ø 8.0 ÷ 9.2 mm with elbow connector)


Ø 8.0 ÷ 9.2 mm

Maximum suction value

-750 mbar (-570 mm Hg)

Maximum flow value

42 LPM under recommended conditions

Maximum graduation interval

50 ml

Patient hose sizes

inner Ø ≥ 6 mm - L max = 2.5 m

Vacuum hose sizes

inner Ø ≥ 6 mm - L max = 1.8 m

HYDROPHOBIC FILTER GORE® Microfiltration Media for Surgical Suction
with antibacterial, antiviral and NO-SMOKE® protection - main characteristics

Filtration efficienty (typical)

>99.999995% with particle size of 0.1µ


100% expanded PTFE GORE® Microfiltration Media for Surgical Suction


micro fiberglass


non-woven PE/PES

FLOVAC® gelling kit


Gelling kit


MEMBRANE FILTER - The filter GORE® Microfiltration Media for Surgical Suction is the best answer to grant hygiene and safety for patients and operators in the medical suction field. The membrane filter stops the suction when the container is full of suctioned fluids, assuring a bacterial protection to the hospital vacuum plant, with an absolute efficiency.

GORE® Microfiltration Media for Surgical Suction is a trademark of W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.

GELLING KIT - The gelling kit gives further safety to a highly efficient system. It is an absorbing powder that, besides an efficient germicidal action, transforms liquids in a semi-solid mass, granting higher safety for operators charged to clean, handle, transport and dispose potentially infected materials. This process allows to absorb and incorporate all liquids present in the FLOVAC® container and to prevent, in such a way, dangerous contamination risks for the hospital staff in case of biological fluids accidental leakage.

The gelling powder is supplied in the following configurations:

• In water-soluble pouches prefilled into the LINER version with specific part number.

• In water-soluble pouches supplied in boxes of 50 pieces to be inserted into the CANISTER version before use.

• In 500 g. bottles (boxes of 10 pcs.) with funnel/doser to be poured into LINER or CANISTER before the disposal.

FLOVAC® MECHANICAL VALVE - Disposable containers fit in the lid a floating valve with integrated antibacterial filter to protect the plant from any contamination.


Product Sheet

FLOVAC® LINER: Soft bag material: LDPE (low density polyethylene); Individually packed in blisters


FLOVAC® CANISTER: Jar material: High Clarity Polypropylene; Connection between jar and lid through pressure seal with permanent fastening spring clips






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